Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree and eleven years* of professional level experience, six of which must have included managerial, decision-making and/or oversight responsibilities for a major public health-related program or in the direction of a major administrative function of a large health-related organization.
*Substitution - MD or PhD may substitute for two years of the general experience; JD or Master's degree may substitute for one year of the general experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Track record of strong analytical and organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication; ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced and confidential environment under tight deadlines is essential; experience in a managerial role, interacting with state and federal government officials is preferred.
Duties: Functioning as Deputy Commissioner of Public Health, provides leadership, policy direction and oversight for the Center for Community Health, Center for Environmental Health, Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research, AIDS Institute, Office of Public Health Practice and Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness, including management of approximately 2000 staff. Major functions of these Centers include providing direct health services and evaluation of local government health delivery activities; identifying health issues and problems which pose a high risk to New York State citizens and developing programs to ameliorate those risks including exposure to toxic materials and communicable disease; conducting pure and applied health research and promoting healthy lifestyles.
Exempt, full-time. Evening and weekend hours may be required. Occasional travel, including to areas that may not be served by public transportation is required (20%).
Salary commensurate with experience.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: EGB/00601/DPH
About NYS Department of Health
NYSDOH – Public Health: Helping New Yorkers Live Healthier
The New York State Department of Health is one of the State’s largest agencies with the most expansive set of responsibilities – to protect, improve, and promote the health, productivity, and wellbeing of all New Yorkers.
The Department plays a vital role in troubleshooting disease outbreaks, inspecting restaurants, testing public water, promoting healthful behavior, and explaining health policies to the press and the public.
With more than 5,000 employees, the Department helps keep New Yorkers healthy and safe through a wide range of programs promoting healthy lifestyles such as Cancer Services, Diabetes Prevention, Tobacco Control, Early Intervention, HIV/AIDS, and Injury Prevention.
In New York State, 57 county health departments and the New York City Department of Health
and Mental Hygiene provide public health services at the local level. Although each local health department addresses the needs of its own community, the Department works closely with the local health departments to provide technical assistance, financial assistance, oversight, and other services.
Working closely with the local hea...lth departments and the State has led the Department’s
response against the COVID-19 virus. New Yorkers were informed on how to stay safe by socially distancing and wearing a mask to risk their potential exposure. Now a year later, that same effort is leading the State in vaccinating millions of New Yorkers.
Primarily based in Albany, NY, the Department operates field offices in Albany, New York, Syracuse, Buffalo and Rochester, NY. The Department also directs and oversees patient care and research at five health care facilities - Helen Hayes Hospital; and, the New York State Veteran's Homes at Oxford, St. Albans, Batavia and Montrose.